Top 20 eHealth News Articles - Look Back at 2014

eHealthNews.eu announces the Top 20 eHealth News Articles of the Year 2014 that are worth revisiting, again and again. Look back at the most prominent moments from the past year. According to the collected web statistics the top 20 news articles of the Year 2014 are: 1. Horizon 2020, Work Programme 2014-2015: Health, Demographic Change and ...
eHealthNews.eu announces the Top 20 eHealth News Articles of the Year 2014 that are worth revisiting, again and again. Look back at the most prominent moments from the past year. According to the collected web statistics the top 20 news articles of the Year 2014 are:

1. Horizon 2020, Work Programme 2014-2015: Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing (Publication)
The Horizon 2020 societal challenge of 'health, demographic change and wellbeing' (SC1) for the years 2014 and 2015 includes 34 topics in the 'personalising health and care' focus area call (15 in 2014 only, 17 in 2015 only and 2 which are open in both years) and 16 topics in the 'co-ordination activities' call (11 in 2014 and 5 in 2015). 8 other actions designed to support the implementation of the challenge are also included and are not subject to competitive calls for proposals.
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2. eHealth Week 2015 is Coming to Riga
11 - 13 May 2015, Riga, Latvia.
Taking place during the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union, eHealth Week 2015 comprises of two main events: the High level eHealth conference organised by the Latvian Ministry of Health and the Latvian Presidency of the Council of the European Union and WoHIT (World of Health IT Conference & Exhibition) organised by HIMSS.
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3. Horizon 2020 Calls for eHealth Projects: H2020-PHC-2015-Single-Stage and H2020-PHC-2015-Two-Stage
The European Commission is calling for new eHealth projects. They are to be funded under the H2020-PHC-2015-single-stage and H2020-PHC-2015-two-stage sub calls of H2020-PHC-2014-2015. Researchers and innovators in Health IT are requested to apply before 21 April 2015.
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4. Horizon 2020 Calls for eHealth Projects Launched
Horizon 2020 funding is intended to help boost Europe's knowledge-driven economy, and tackle issues that will make a difference in people's lives. This includes 12 areas that will be a focus for action in 2014/2015, including topics such as personalised healthcare, digital security and smart cities.
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5. eHealth Projects - Research and Innovation in the Field of ICT for Health and Wellbeing (Publication)
What have the best brains of Europe come up with to improve health care with the help of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)? This document offers an overview of the most current (ongoing or recently finished) European funded projects in the field of ICT for health and wellbeing (eHealth). The projects listed here have been divided in three types: research projects, innovation projects and projects related to interoperability - meaning the ability of systems and organizations to work together.
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6. Green Paper on Mobile Health (mHealth) (Publication)
Mobile health (hereafter "mHealth") covers "medical and public health practice supported by mobile devices, such as mobile phones, patient monitoring devices, personal digital assistants (PDAs), and other wireless devices". It also includes applications (hereafter "apps") such as lifestyle and wellbeing apps that may connect to medical devices or sensors (e.g. bracelets or watches) as well as personal guidance systems, health information and medication reminders provided by sms and telemedicine provided wirelessly.
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7. Top 20 eHealth News Articles - Look Back at 2013
eHealthNews.eu Portal invites all readers to look back at the top 20 eHealth news articles that are worth revisiting, again and again, look back at the most prominent moments from the past year. According to the collected web statistics the most commonly viewed pages - the Top 20 News Articles - of the Year 2013 are:
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8. European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth Services (2012-2013) (Publication)
The "European Hospital Survey: Benchmarking deployment of e-Health services (2012–2013)" project gathered information on eHealth adoption and use in acute hospitals in all 28 EU Member States as well as Iceland and Norway (EU28+2). It was carried out on behalf of IPTS by Price Waterhouse Cooper (PwC) Luxembourg in cooperation with Global Data Collection Company (CDCC) which collected the data through a survey.
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9. Health IT Strategies in the Era of Integrated Care (Publication)
The healthcare industry is currently experiencing change at an unprecedented rate. Change is not only occurring in the technology used in diagnostics and care delivery, but this change is so fundamental that it could, and likely will, fundamentally alter the business model of the industry. In recent years, healthcare expenditures have risen consistently and sharply in all Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) countries, outpacing the rate of inflation.
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10. Draft Horizon 2020 Work Programme 2014 - 2015 in the Area of Health, Demographic Change and Wellbeing (Publication)
This paper is made public just before the adoption process of the work programme to provide potential participants with the currently expected main lines of the work programme 2014-2015. It is a working document not yet endorsed by the Commission and its content does not in any way prejudge the final decision of the Commission. The adoption and the publication of the work programme by the Commission are expected in mid - December 2013.
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11. Benchmarking Deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners (2013) (Publication)
This is the final report of the study "Benchmarking deployment of eHealth among General Practitioners II" funded by Unit F4 of DG CONNECT. A survey of General Practitioners (GPs) was conducted in 31 countries (EU27+ Croatia, Iceland, Norway, and Turkey) to measure and explain levels of availability and use (adoption) of eHealth applications and services. A random sample of 9,196 GPs was interviewed and data was processed using sophisticate multivariate statistical techniques.
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12. eHealth Forum 2014
12 - 14 May 2014, Athens, Greece.
Organised by the Greek Presidency of the Council of the European Union in cooperation with the European Commission, the eHealth Forum 2014 brings together the High-Level eHealth Experts Conference on European Priorities, The European Innovation Partnership on Active and Healthy Ageing, associated events and Exhibition, the eHealth Network Meeting, the 4th EU-US eHealth Marketplace & Cooperation Assembly and many more events, aspiring to become a true forum for the exchange of experience, good practices innovation and mutual support.
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13. Eighteen Critical Success Factors for Deploying Telemedicine
The Momentum project published a list of 18 factors that are critical to deploying telemedicine successfully into routine health care. Distilled from an analysis of telemedicine practices by experts from across Europe, these factors will help telemedicine "doers" to build sustainable implementations from the ground up or move experimental pilots into routine care.
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14. Strategic Interoperability in Germany Spain and the UK: The Clinical and Business Imperative for Healthcare Organisations (Publication)
The aging population and increasing incidence of chronic diseases are putting unmanageable pressures on healthcare services, not just in Europe, but worldwide. The current models of healthcare are unsustainable in the face of increased demand for services and rising costs. This was evident even before the financial crisis led to severe cuts in healthcare budgets in many countries.
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15. Horizon 2020 Dedicated SME Instrument Call for Proposals
The specific challenge of the actions envisaged under this call could cover any aspect of the Specific Programme for Space (Horizon 2020 Framework programme and Specific programme). The SME instrument consists of three separate phases and a coaching and mentoring service for beneficiaries. Participants can apply to phase 1 with a view to applying to phase 2 at a later date, or directly to phase 2.
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16. Are You a SME or Startup in eHealth? Apply Now to Future Internet CHallenge eHealth (FICHe)
The objective of Future Internet CHallenge eHealth (FICHe) is to accelerate small and mid-sized enterprises (SME) and startups that develop innovative applications in the eHealth market building upon the FIWARE technology, i.e. FIWARE generic enablers, specific enablers and/or domain specific platforms. FICHe will provide SMEs or startups with direct funding, technical training and business coaching and co-creation with end users. Selection criteria will be based on technical excellence, eHealth solution and team.
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17. Emerging mHealth: Paths for Growth (Publication)
In developing this report, commissioned by PwC, the Economist Intelligence Unit conducted two surveys in ten countries: Brazil, China, Denmark, Germany, India, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK and the US. The first survey asked 1,027 patients - with a broad distribution of economic backgrounds, ages, levels of education and states of health - about their opinions on various aspects of mHealth. The second survey queried 433 doctors and 345 executives from payer organisations.
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18. WoHIT 2014: eHealth with Benefits
3 - 4 April 2014, Nice, France.
European IT and Healthcare leaders will descend on Nice to discuss how IT can improve the safety and quality of care for patients. Presenters from Europe and beyond will share successful and innovative eHealth solutions that make it possible for patients and providers to access healthcare everywhere.
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19. eHealth in the EU: What's the Diagnosis?
"Europe is facing a healthcare crunch as a result of our ageing population. By making the most use of digital tech, we can reduce costs, put the patient back in control, make healthcare more efficient and help European citizens to take an active part in society for longer. We have to keep our finger on the pulse!" - Neelie Kroes.
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20. The Swiss Medical Technology Industry 2014: The Dawn of a New Era (Publication)
The Horizon 2020 societal challenge of 'health, demographic change and wellbeing' (SC1) for the years 2014 and 2015 includes 34 topics in the 'personalising health and care' focus area call (15 in 2014 only, 17 in 2015 only and 2 which are open in both years) and 16 topics in the 'co-ordination activities' call (11 in 2014 and 5 in 2015). 8 other actions designed to support the implementation of the challenge are also included and are not subject to competitive calls for proposals.
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PS: Happy New(s) Year 2015!

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